Wee Bairns bottle

Bottle of Wee Bairns

Whiskey, Explorers

A fifth of Wee Bairns

Wee Bairns was a type of Earth Scotch whisky. It was enjoyed by such people as Gabriel Lorca and Miles O'Brien. (DIS: "Lethe"; DS9: "The Assignment", et al.)

Bottles were labeled "interstellar import". During the 24th century, the label on a Wee Bairns bottle showed an image of a Constitution-class engine room and the legend " there's a drink for a man,".

This is a phrase used by Montgomery Scott to describe Scotch in "The Trouble with Tribbles", which is set in 2268. However, the phrase was on the bottle as early as 2256.

During the Federation-Klingon War of 2256, Captain Lorca shared a bottle with Admiral Katrina Cornwell. Cornwell described it as "straight from the motherland." (DIS: "Lethe")

Jadzia Dax gifted O'Brien a bottle of Wee Bairns for his forty-fifth birthday, in 2373. (DS9: "The Assignment")

Later that year, O'Brien shared a bottle of Wee Bairns with his friends, during a dinner party at Benjamin Sisko's quarters. (DS9: "In the Cards")

In the Scots language, "Bairn" is an affectionate word for "child," so that "Wee bairns" is another way of saying "little children." It was a term Scott used to describe the engines of the USS Enterprise in TOS: "The Paradise Syndrome". (The Art of Star Trek)
In the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 1, p. 137), there was a picture of a brand of Scottish whiskey gum called "Wee Bairns".

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